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5J. The Language and Culture of Consumerism

ColWrit 5J. The Language and Culture of Consumerism

3 units

 

Open to high school students only.

This  course  challenges  students  to  use  their  English  language  critical  listening, speaking  and  note-­taking  skills  while focusing  on  sociological  and  economic  issues related  to  shopping  and  consumerism.    Students will  listen to lectures, learn new vocabulary,  watch  and  critique  video  and  film  clips  and  examine  conflicting beliefs  from  articles  in  the  media and  journals,  as  well  as  from  their  own experiences  based  on  field  work  completed  outside  of  class. The course requires students to participate in  discussions,  debates  and  presentations  while  reflecting on personal  views.  This course is of  special  interest  to  students  who  need  to  focus on  conversation  skills  in  and  outside  of  academic  settings.

Please note, students enrolling in Colwrit/ESL 5J course must take an online placement exam.